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Difluence The term 'Difluence' as it applies to the area of the weather can be defined as ' (or diffluence) - A pattern of wind flow in which air moves outward (in a 'fan-out' pattern) away from a central axis that is oriented parallel to the general direction of the flow. It is the opposite of confluence. Difluence in an upper level wind field is considered a favorable condition for severe thunderstorm development (if other parameters are also favorable). But difluence is not the same as divergence. In a difluent flow, winds normally decelerate as they move through the region of difluence, resulting in speed convergence which offsets the apparent diverging effect of the difluent flow'.
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